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Esfandiari charged with Serious Crime

with Abbas Milanivia Informed Comment
Tuesday, May 22, 2007

The Iranian government has now charged detained Iranian-American academic Haleh Esfandiari with trying to overthrow the current regime, according to the Washington Post's Robin Wright...

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Why a Famous Counterfactual Historian Loves Making History With Games

with Niall Fergusonvia Wired News
Monday, May 21, 2007

What if the great events in history had turned out differently?

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Pause for refreshment

with Hoover Institutionvia Mangan's Miscellany
Monday, May 21, 2007

I went to the top of the Hoover Tower today, about 150 feet up, which gives a beautiful view of the Stanford campus...

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Alumni Association elects McFaul to be Class Day speaker

with Michael McFaulvia Stanford Daily
Monday, May 21, 2007

The Stanford Alumni Association announced on Saturday that it has selected Political Science Prof. Michael McFaul ‘86 as the 2007 Class Day speaker...

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New Research Shows Parents of Students in High-Poverty Schools Value Teachers Who Raise Achievement

with Education Nextvia Business Wire
Monday, May 21, 2007

When it comes to teachers, what do parents value most -- high student test scores or the ability to keep students satisfied?

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ASSU selects Diamond as teacher of the year

with Larry Diamondvia Stanford Daily
Monday, May 21, 2007

The ASSU has finally found something it can agree on: over the weekend, a special ASSU commission selected Political Science Prof. and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Larry Diamond as the Teacher of the Year...

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Kahlil Gibran (Continued)

with Diane Ravitchvia Gotham Gazette
Sunday, May 20, 2007

The outpouring of vitriol that greeted plans for the Kahlil Gibran Academy, a public school focusing on Arabic language, culture and history did not surprise its founding principal, Debbie Almontaser...

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Jeb Bush has few regrets on education

with Education Next, George P. Shultz, Edwin Meese III, Paul E. Petersonvia Orlando Sentinel
Sunday, May 20, 2007

Former Gov. Jeb Bush says he wishes he had done a better job of convincing educators and parents that the FCAT exam and other education reforms were necessary and would improve Florida schools...

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Some ideas on how to make schools great

with Milton Friedmanvia Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sunday, May 20, 2007

The late Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman said that the "asumption of responsibility by government for educating all children does not require that schooling be delivered in government institutions just as government food stamps need not be spent in government grocery stores..."

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Bush condemns schools without ROTC programs

with William J. Perryvia Stanford Daily
Friday, May 18, 2007

Only two Stanford seniors, including Diana Clough ‘07, will be commissioned into the Army through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) this year...


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